Amber shares an emotional story of her son’s near drowning experience.  She shares this traumatic experience in hopes to prevent other mothers from having a similar accident. Hearing her story reminds other to be vigilant and present, especially in this day and age when we are so easily distracted by our phones. After listening to this episode you will hold those you love a little bit closer.


  • She shares in hopes to prevent other mothers from having the same experience.
  • Her story is a reminder that accidents can happen fast, it's important to be present.
  • We are not perfect moms, but that’s not our goal.
  • Guilt, fear, shame, were all very present even after the accident was other.
  • So many prompting and miracle had come from Heavenly Father.
  • We are all doing our very best.

Take away:

As moms we often feel guilt for things we did or didn’t do – remember we are all just doing our very best.

4 thoughts on “043: The Day I Performed CPR On My Son AKA The Worst Day Of My Life

  • Emily GundersonAugust 6, 2019 at 8:20 PM

    I loved this episode…so sad & so relevant. Thanks for sharing. I loved your bold exclamation about God in your life too!

    • AmberAugust 6, 2019 at 8:30 PM

      Thank you for listening Emily!

  • DeanaFebruary 9, 2020 at 6:06 AM

    Thank you for sharing Max’s story. The what ifs will always haunt us but when those moments hit pray for peace and reject those thoughts. Love you for sharing this.

  • MicheleMarch 2, 2021 at 7:22 AM

    I’m in macros 101 and seeing you now in a very different light. Thank you for sharing this experience. So thankful God was merciful to your family and to Max and that you give Him the glory for how He worked in this situation. Such good advice for moms & grandmoms. Hugs!!


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